3DMIX, ceramics for 3D printing.
To help you enjoy the best of ceramics, 3DCERAM offers 3DMIX, a full range of consumables for 3D printing suitable for CERAMAKER printers:
Ready-to-use ceramic paste
Formulation of paste on request:
- possibility to use your own ceramic,
- Definition of the printing and firing parameters specific to the formulation,
- Keep the benefit of your certification.
The qualities of ceramic are well known: high strength, high dimensional stability (low coefficient of thermal expansion), low density, high resistance to abrasion and corrosion, exceptional chemical stability… In order to help you grasp the best of it, 3DCeram advises you on the selection of a ceramic that meets your specifications.
Range of ready-to-use 3DMIX pastes
These pastes developed to fit the CERAMAKER 3D printers are used daily in the 3DCeram workshop by the production-on-demand service. Their technical characteristics enable a regular supply of the printer and allow to obtain homogeneous layers for a maximum quality of the products.
They guarantee a level of quality preferred by the most demanding industries.
3DCERAM offers several types of ceramics formulated to be printed with the CERAMAKER printer.
ZrO2, material with the very good mechanical properties cold, being able to be colored for applications in jewelry, excellent mechanical properties in the high temperatures, the weak thermal conductivity at room temperature, conductor in T> 1000°C, great hardness, good wear resistance, good chemical slowness, good resistance in the attacks of metals.
8 mol% yttria-stabilized zirconia is mainly developed for fuel cell applications.
Al2O3, basic material being useful in many applications for technical ceramics, good mechanical behavior in the high temperatures, the good thermal conductivity, the big electric resistivity, the great hardness, the good wear resistance, the chemical slowness.
Hydroxyapatite/TCP: material used in the biomedical applications for the manufacture of the osseous substitutes, chemical composition close to bone.
Alumina Toughened Zirconia ATZ
Alumina Toughened Zirconia, known for their biocompatibility and their resistance to wear and thermal shock, are recommended for biomedical and industry applications.
Silicon nitride (Si3N4)
Silicon nitride is mainly used for aerospace and optical applications bu for biomedical, metrology and semi- conductors also. This ceramic is one of the hardest and most resistant ceramics with low density, excellent
resistance to thermal shocks, wear, and corrosion (liquids and gas), low thermal expansion coefficient and good electrical insulation.
Silice ceramics suit foundry cores and optical applications requirements.
This low CTE and thermal conductivity ceramic is wear resistant. It suits vacuum application.
Customer-specific ceramic formulation service
3DCeram develops on demand formulations of ceramic pastes, based on several years of R & D in the field of ceramics for 3D printing.
3DMIX allows you to benefit from a true support of expertise for the ceramics. Because technical ceramics is our profession, our engineers determine the ceramic formulations adapted to your needs, according to the characteristics to be obtained.
Definition of technical ceramic
The ceramic materials are neither organic, nor metallic. They are generally formatted at ambient temperature and obtain their specific properties during a process of “sintering”, i.e. the consolidation of material obtained at high temperature.
Therefore, technical ceramics are the items made through this process and generally designated for the particularly demanding industrial fields. Thanks to their distinctive properties (stainless, insulating, and resistant to heat and wear), technical ceramics are also used in biomedical applications, luxury market…
The choice of ceramic material constituting the item to be produced, is governed by the constraints the object in question will be subjected to.